The Central Reserve Bank of El Salvador posted on twitter the foreign trade figures for the month of January 2022. Among the aspects that stood out was the 31.6% growth in imports compared to January 2021 and the historical record in imports. export figures during the first month of this year.
El Salvador’s exports reflect positive figures at the beginning of the year, with an amount of $563.7 million, registering a record figure for that month.
Industrial products predominate in exports, representing 77% of the total, with greater dynamism observed in sales of plastic and paper products.
The exports to Central America totaled $274.1 million and represented 48.6% of the total in January, becoming the main destination for Salvadoran goods.
Imports made by El Salvador during January 2022 totaled $1,389.6 million, an increase of 31.6% compared to January 2021.